100 Years...100 Movies
10th Anniversary Edition
The American Film Institute (AFI)
The American Film Institute in Los Angeles, California, in 2007 honored and updated its "definitive selection of the 100 greatest American movies of all time" from its 1998 list, as determined by more than 1,500 leaders from the American film community.
The original 400 Greatest American Films (nominees)
The 400 Nominated Films were feature-length fictional movies produced between 1912 and 1996 with newly-eligible films from 1996 to 2006.
Judgment Criteria for Selection of 100 Greatest American Movies:
AMERICA's 100 GREATEST MOVIES
Facts About the 10th Anniversary List of 100 Greatest American Movies in 2007:
The 1970s was the most represented decade with 20 entries.
Three years tied for most represented year, each with four films:
Director Steven Spielberg had the most films on the list with five:
Directors Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick and Billy Wilder each had four films on the list.
James Stewart and Robert De Niro were the most represented actors in a starring role, each with five films in the top 100.
Faye Dunaway, Katharine Hepburn and Diane Keaton were the most represented leading female actors with three films each.
The following genre types were also included in the top 100 for 2007:
| Commentary on the 2007 List:
Classics that did not make the list at all included (to name just a few):
A number of the films that were dropped from the 2007 list shouldn't have been:
There were a notable number of appropriate additions, however: